Some New Scenery On The MTC

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  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    I've been trying a new tecnique for ballast on the MTC layout...
    I've been mixing wood ash with sifted dirt...

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    Drew1125 Active Member

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    I've also been working on some of the rockwork, & adding trees & foliage...(the toothpicks in the foregroung are where more foliage will be attached)

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    WOW, that’s looking great. Can you tell me more about your trick with wood ash and sifted dirt?
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Hey Drew!
    Your ballast method yields good results that look right with that rugged old steam road and your trees look very convincing. Nice work!
    Ralph
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    Thanks guys! :)
    No trick really...it's just something I experimented with...I'm not sure about the exact ratio...maybe 50/50...?
    The weired thing is that the ash completely disappears when you wet everything down to bond it, & then gradually re-appears about 24 hours later when everything is dry...
    I was trying to go for the look of track that has "gone to sod", but still had some traces of old cinder ballast left...

    Here's another picture of the trestle scene wwith some more trees added...

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  7. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Vey nice Drew!
  8. Herc Driver

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    WOW...really nice!!!
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    Awesome! :thumb:
  10. steamhead

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    Top notch work!! Love that little steam pot...! Is the trestle scratchbuilt? If so, some tips would be appreciated. I'll be needing one for the next phase of my LO.

    Gus (LC&P).